By E. C. Krupp (auth.), Helaine Selin, Sun Xiaochun (eds.)
Astronomy throughout Cultures: A historical past of Non-Western Astronomy involves essays facing the astronomical wisdom and ideology of cultures outdoors the U.S. and Europe. as well as articles surveying Islamic, chinese language, local American, Aboriginal Australian, Polynesian, Egyptian and Tibetan astronomy, between others, the publication contains essays on Sky stories and Why We inform Them and Astronomy and Prehistory, and Astronomy and Astrology. The essays tackle the connections among technology and tradition and relate astronomical practices to the cultures which produced them. every one essay is definitely illustrated and comprises an intensive bibliography. as the geographic diversity is international, the publication fills a spot in either the historical past of technology and in cultural stories. it may discover a position at the bookshelves of complicated undergraduate scholars, graduate scholars, and students, in addition to in libraries serving these groups.
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She devoted two chapters - 'Myths of the Sun, Moon, and Stars' and 'Myths of Sky and Air' - to this subject, 128 pages of her 399-page book, but her treatment is a collection, not an analysis. In her only examination of the meaning of her material, she identified 'the highest conceptions of divinity' with the gods of sky and air (Clark, 1910: 269). Because the realm of celestial myth is the sky, these tales generally document the behavior of the high gods - the sun, moon, planets, and stars - and their impact on earth.
New York: Schocken Books, 1995. Lowry, Shirley Park. Familiar Mysteries. New York: Oxford University Press, 1982. Lum, Peter. The Stars in Our Heaven - Myths and Fables. New York: Pantheon Books, 1948. 30 E. C. KRUPP McCrickard, Janet. Eclipse of the Sun: An Investigation into Sun and Moon Myths. Glastonbury, England: Gothic Image Publications, 1990. McDonald, Marianne. Tales of the Constellations: The Myths and Legends of the Night Sky. New York: Smithmark Publishers, 1996. Miller, Dorcas S. Stars of the First People: Native American Star Myths and Constellations.